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Watch for changes in Blazor WASM to automatically reload your page

The first times I used Blazor WASM, I found it annoying that I wasn’t able to make changes to the HTML while debugging and immediately see the result in the browser. As a developer mainly working with XAML in frontends,… Continue Reading →

UWP randomly throwing System.ExecutionEngineException => a Fix!

While debugging my UWP apps, I recently started getting this System.ExecutionEngineExeptionrandomly (roughly 50% of the time) when navigating to a new page. Today I finally found a fix for this, thanks to some awesome people on Twitter and in the… Continue Reading →

Uploading UWP AppxBundle to App Center in Azure DevOps

App Center is a great way to distribute (alpha/beta) releases of your Windows or UWP app to (internal) testers. Especially when you make the distribution to App Center a part of your pipelines. You commit (or trigger it manually) and… Continue Reading →

Accessing UWP APIs from a Win32 application

The term UWP is used for a lot of things: UI (WinUI), the Windows AppModel, Windows Runtime API, Store Apps,…  As I’m planning to keep this a short blogpost, I’m not going to discuss this here 😀 For sake of… Continue Reading →

Reading Belgian eID in UWP using SmartCardReader

I couldn’t find any samples to read a Belgian Electronic Identity Card in a UWP application. With the DeviceInformation and SmartCardReader classes it is very easy to access the devices/readers connected to your PC. But how do you get information… Continue Reading →

Gotcha! Deploying Azure Notification Hub with ARM Template (APNS Token and Certificate)

While setting up Azure Notification Hubs with ARM templates, I encountered a nasty pitfall. I’m sharing it here hoping that it might help out other developers and for a future reference for myself as well. 😉 I’ll be sharing the… Continue Reading →

A fixed and always expanded CommandBar in UWP

Is it possible to show a CommandBar in UWP that… …is always expanded and fixed so the label of your AppBarButtons are always visible …has no ellipsis button to open or collapse it Yes, it is! I had to achieve… Continue Reading →

Gotcha: opening default app for file in UWP

Doing UWP development, when you’ve been doing WPF/WinForms development for years, can cause some confusion sometimes. A colleague of mine got stuck when trying to launch the default application for a particular file he generated in code: var file =… Continue Reading →

Distributing WPF/WinForms applications using AppCenter and msix

Some time ago, Microsoft announced WPF and WinForms support for Visual Studio AppCenter. I almost immediately tried it out in order to share my experiences on my blog. But, unfortunately, I was halted because of a bug I discovered and… Continue Reading →

Simple data validation in Xamarin Forms

In this post I would like to share how I’ve implemented user input data validation in Xamarin Forms. Over the years I’ve tried a few approaches, some with success, others without. This one is an implementation I’ve used in my… Continue Reading →

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